If you have not turned on your irrigation system for this season, now it the time to run a system check and make sure everything is operating properly. Temperatures were almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit above normal this past week. We are looking at about 40-50% of summer evaporation and transpiration rate. A lot of shrubs are starting to come out of dormancy and turf grasses along concrete areas are starting to green up due to the warmer soil temperatures along the concrete. Hopefully we will get some rain this week to supplement the already dry conditions. I checked turf soil moisture on my property and the top 2 inches of the soil is pretty dry. Had to go down to 3" before my soil moisture probe read WET.